'She was taken to hospital 10 days ago and had a check-up again on Saturday.I spoke to her Sunday,' he added.'She had been given medication the week before, the lumps had responded to medication - that meant if they responded to medication they couldn't be cancerous.'So she was hugely relieved - there's been so much going on.'Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is due to have another ultrasound in three months, by which time 'hopefully she can be seen by the NHS', he added.In January, crew aboard the vessel fired warning shots at four Iranian vessels near the Strait of Hormuz from its .50 caliber machine gun.
He said: The case of Mrs Nazanin Zaghari and the repayment of this debt are two distinct issues and there is no connection between them.' However, it has been suggested that settling the debt could facilitate the mother-of-one's release.
The Iranian military conducted a failed missile test from a submarine in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, US officials told Fox News on Wednesday.
Iranian state television has said Johnson's comments showed Zaghari-Ratcliffe's guilt and that she was involved in spying.
Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case was complicated by an error by the Foreign Secretary as well as the proceeds of an arms deal form the late 1970s.
When Iranian American anthropologist Pardis Mahdavi first visited Tehran in the summer of 2000, she expected to encounter the Iran she grew up imagining.